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RT class

The RT class was the only class of rail tractor to run in Victoria hence the classing RT. The rail tractors had a few variations within the class including different engine types and sand box lacations hewever there were some second hand vehicles that were built to different designs to the standard tractors. RT1 was of a different design to all other tractors having been built as a prototype vehicle in the 1930's. RT46 was different in that it had a full height hood over a larger engine and was purchased second hand from the Portland Harbour trust and was previously PHT 2. RT54 was the only vehicle in the class to be equipped with train brake and was another different design. It featured a long thin hood over the engine and was built on a longer frame to other tractors. It was formally PHT 4 before being purchased by the VR.

RT1
Drive Type: Diesel Mechnical
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: No Traction Motors
Engine: ???
Horse Power: ???
Weight: ???
Max rated speed: ???km/h
Builders Model: ???

Standard

Drive Type: Diesel Mechnical
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: No Traction Motors
Engine: Fordson Major
Horse Power: 40.3hp
Weight: 8.1t
Max rated speed: 15km/h
Builders Model: RT Diesel Tractor

Unique/Purchased


RT46
Drive Type: Diesel Mechnical
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: No Traction Motors
Engine: ???
Horse Power: ???
Weight: ???
Max rated speed: 15km/h
Builders Model: ???

RT54
Drive Type: Diesel Mechnical
Generator: No Generator
Traction Motors: No Traction Motors
Engine: ???
Horse Power: ???
Weight: ???
Max rated speed: 15km/h
Builders Model: ???

 Locomotive Owner Name
 Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn Status
 RT 1
 A.R.H.S. - Brown and White
 11/6/1932 ?/?/???? Preserved - Static
 RT 2
 Friends of the Australian Railtractors
 - Yellow 24/01/1957 ?/?/???? Preserved - Stored
 RT 3
 CRT/Aurizon - Yellow
 15/2/1957 - Stored
 RT 4
 ??? - V/line Yellow
 29/8/1957 ?/?/???? Stored - Murray Bridge
 RT 5
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 6/9/1957 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 6
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 18/9/1957 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 7
 - - - 1/10/1957 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 8
 - - - 16/10/1957 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 9
 - - - 12/9/1958 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 10
 - - - 18/9/1958 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 11
 Pacific National
 - FA Yellow and Green
 29/9/1958 - Stored - Ballarat
 RT 12
 Friends of the Australian Railtractors
 - ??? 10/10/1958 ?/?/???? Preserved - Stored
 RT 13
 - - - 28/10/1958 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 14
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 9/6/1959 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 15
 Trentham Agricultural and Railway Museum - Yellow 22/6/1959 ?/?/???? Preserved - Static
 RT 16
 - - - ?/?/1959 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 17
 Yarra Valley Railway
 - Yellow ?/?/1959 ?/?/???? Preserved - Stored
 RT 18
 PN? UGL? Private?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/?/1959 - Stored - Chullora
 RT 19
 Pacific National
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/?/1960 - Stored - Tocumwal
 RT 20
 Pacific National
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/8/1960 - Stored - Swan Hill
 RT 21
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 22
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 23
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 24
 Privately Owned
 - Yellow ?/?/196? - Stored - Tailem Band
 RT 25
 ??? - V/line Orange ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Stored - Albion
 RT 26
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/1995 Scrapped
 RT 27
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/?/196? - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 28
 PN? UGL? Private?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/?/196? -
 Stored - Chullora
 RT 29
 Pacific National
 - Orange 18/1/1962 - Stored - Echuca
 RT 30
 - - - ?/?/1962 ?/?/1995 Scrapped
 RT 31
 Pacific National
 - FA Yellow and Green
 24/10/1962 - In Service - Deniliquin
 RT 32
 SCT - SCT Black, White and Red
 19/11/1962 ?/?/???? Plinthed - SCT Laverton
 RT 33
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 34
 - - - ?/?/196? ?/?/1995 Scrapped
 RT 35
 PN?
 - V/line Orange 24/4/1964 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 36
 - - - 2/7/1964 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 37
 SSR - Orange 22/7/1964 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 38
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 15/8/1964 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 39
 Pacific National?
 - Yellow ?/?/196? ?/?/???? Stored - Dynon
 RT 40
 - - - ?/6/1967 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 41
 South Gippsland Railway
 - VR wagon red
 ?/7/1967 ?/?/???? Preserved - Stored
 RT 42 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/7/1967 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 43 PN? UGL? Private?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/8/1967 - Stored - Port Kembla
 RT 44 - - - ?/9/1967 ?/?/1987 Scrapped
 RT 45
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 ?/10/1967 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 46
 Pacific National?
 - Two tone Blue
 ?/?/196? - In Service - Deniliquin
 RT 47
 PN?
 - Orange 25/7/1969 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 48
 Pacific National
 - Yellow? 7/8/1969 - In Service - Port Kembla
 RT 49
 PN?
 - FA Yellow and Green
 20/8/1969 - Stored - Bendigo
 RT 50
 -
 - - 3/9/1969 ?/?/???? Reclassed LT50
 RT 51
 - - - 19/9/1969 ?/?/???? Scrapped
 RT 52
 Pacific National
 - Yellow ?/?/19?? - In Service? - ???
 RT 53
 ??? - Yellow ?/?/1975 ?/?/???? ???
 RT 54
 - - - 6/10/1976 - Reclassed to LT4

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